Alexander Hamilton College - preliminary illustration by Zuckerman

Alexander Hamilton College - preliminary illustration by Zuckerman

Alexander Hamilton College - preliminary illustration

Zuckerman

Title

Alexander Hamilton College - preliminary illustration

 
Artist
Year
c. 1925  
Technique
gouache and metallic acrylic on illustration board 
Image Size
7 3/4 x 9 3/8" image size 
Signature
unsigned 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
titled in pencil, lower margin 
Reference
 
Paper
pebbled illustration board 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
21790 
Price
$350.00 
Description

From a series of what we presume were preliminary storyboard illustrations for a large event. Some of these were signed simply "Zuckerman" but the origins and dates of the artist are as yet unknown. With the ultra-stylized Art Deco look, the references to Americana and Hollywood, and the recurring fashions throughout, we suspect these might have been created in preparation for the famously failed Los Angeles World's Fair of 1923: American Hisorical Review and Motion Picture Exposition.

Never fully realized, the Fair was meant to expound upon the founding of the United States, focusing on--and hopefully boosting--one of its most popular industries, which had recently suffered several deeply damaging scandals--the Hollywood motion picture complex.

Alexander Hamilton College is a business school in Chicago, Illinois.